Muffley Funeral Home to expand with crematorium

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis is expanding its business with the construction of a new crematorium, which will be called High Plains Crematorium. According to longtime employee Kevin Duncan, the crematorium will be the first of its kind in the area. Owner Russell Muffley, who has been in the […]

Four city seats up for grabs

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two-term Clovis City Commissioner Kevin Duncan said last week he won’t run for re-election, while five-term Commissioner Isidro Garcia said he will. Two other commissioners up for re-election in March said they are undecided on their future plans. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution calling for a regular municipal […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

Ethel Duncan

Ethel Duncan Services: None planned Ethel E. Duncan, 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born April 12, 1925, in Melrose to Jasper D. and Esther Singleterry Duncan. She was a clerk at Alco and a member of Central Baptist Church. Family members said she […]

Walraven, Sarah

Sarah Walraven Services: Have been held. Sarah I. Walraven, 67, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 14, 1938, in Fort Sumner, to Thomas Jefferson and Lorena Armentia Hurst Duncan. She was raised and attended school in Fort Sumner and graduated in 1956. She married Jack […]

Stelzig, Gay

Gay Stelzig Services: Have been held. Mrs. Gay Slaughter Stelzig, 51, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 28, 1953, in Clovis, to Jean and Jack Slaughter. She graduated form Clovis High School in 1972 and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary […]

Najera, Maria

Maria Najera Services Have been held. Maria De La Luz Torres-Najera, 52, of Hobbs, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Lubbock.   She was born on Dec. 31, 1952 in Durango, Mexico, to Domingo and Martina Torres. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hobbs. Family members said […]

City Commission hoping to find use for Youth Recreation Building

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Clovis Park Superintendent Neil Lambert looks for leaks in the roof and cracks in the tiles Monday at the Youth Recreation Building at the northeast corner of Seventh and Sycamore streets. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 21

CNJ staff As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation Building, Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter delivers a laundry list of reasons why he thinks the building should be demolished. The tiles are cracked, the roof leaks and there is no electricity. When it rains, he said, the […]

Cox, O.W.

O.W. Cox Services: Have been held. O.W. “Blackie” Cox, 73, of Hobbs, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. He was born on June 15, 1931, in Lindsay, Okla., to Herbert and Opal Cox. He married Jane Long on Nov. 7, 1993, in Hobbs. He was a member of the […]